2010 FILM REVIEW


2010

Director: Peter Hyams

Screenplay: Peter Hyams

Based on the novel 2010: Odyssey Two by Arthur C. Clarke

Starring: Roy Scheider, John Lithgow, Bob Balaban, Helen Mirren, Douglas Rain, Keir Dullea, Elya Baskin, Dana Elcar

Rated PG

Running Time: 1 hour 56 minutes

Released: December 7, 1984

**** out of *****

Photo: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

A joint US/Soviet crew journey to Jupiter to solve the mysteries behind the failed Discovery mission in 2010, the sequel to 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY.

In the midst of a possible international incident which could escalate to full out war between nations, a joint Russian and American crew travel to Jupiter to investigate the failed Jupiter mission of 2001. Drs. Heywood Floyd (Roy Scheider), Walter Curnow (John Lithgow) and R. Chandra (Bob Balaban) are tasked with finding the answers on board the Discovery without raising the suspicions of the Soviet crew lead by Tanya Kirbuk (Helen Mirren). However, upon their arrival events beyond comprehension begin to occur and the two crews are forced to worked together to unravel this new mystery.

Rating Scale:

***** = Outstanding ****1/2 = Excellent **** = Very Good ***1/2 = Above Average

*** = Good **1/2 = Mediocre ** = Fair *1/2 = Poor * = Bad

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